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SIHT SI WOH RUOY EFIL SI
T’was the night before Christmas,
God glanced over the earth.
He looked to and fro,
All over it’s girth.
They missed it again He said with a sigh,
A heavy heart and a tear in his eye
I gave them my son,
So they could be free.
My greatest gift,
To them from me.
They traded me in,
For a man in red
A little tree,
And horse drawn sled
How do I save them
And make them see.
My love is complete,
My grace is free.
How do I help them,
When all they know
Is a talking snowman,
And a box with a bow.
Maybe next year,
they will stop and see.
The biggest gift of Christmas.
Is the little child from me
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There is hope in Jesus
There is freedom in Jesus
There is truth in Jesus
There is love in Jesus
There is redemption in Jesus
There is salvation in Jesus
There is forgiveness in Jesus
No other person has offered as much as Jesus
LESSONS ON LIFE
There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.
The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall.
When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.
The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted.
The second son said no it was covered with green buds and full of promise.
The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.
The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.
The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree’s life.
He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.
If you give up when it’s winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall.
Don’t let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.
Don’t judge life by one difficult season.
Persevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come some time or later.
— Author Unknown
T—Ask is it True?
H—Ask is it Helpful?
I—Ask is it Inspiring?
N—Ask is it Necessary?
K—Ask is it Kind?
the world would be a lot better place for yourself and others.
SEVEN THINGS YOU CAN NEVER CHANGE TILL YOU CHANGE
1. You can never Change the way people treat you till you change the way you treat people.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12
2. You cannot Change your character until you change your friends.
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33
3. You cannot change what you harvest until you change what you sow.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Galatians 6:7
4. You cannot change the direction of your life until you change the driver.
“Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong…” Exodus 23:2
Your life is either driven by the crowd or by your conviction.
5. You cannot change your financial situation until you Change your financial behavior.
“Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.” Proverbs 21:17
Life-style poverty is the bane of many.
6. You cannot change me until you change you.
“And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?” Matthew 7:3
7. You cannot change the way you think until you change what you listen to.
“let the wise listen and add to their learning…” Proverbs 23:7
Who you listen to determines what you learn, what you learn determines the information in your head, the information in your heard determines your decisions, and your decisions determine your direction in life…
Change starts with you!
A visiting minister was very long-winded. Worse, every time he would make a good point during his sermon and a member of the congregation responded with “Amen” or “That’s right, preacher” he would get wound up even more and launch into another lengthy discourse.
Finally, the host pastor started responding to every few sentences with “Amen, Pharaoh!” The guest minister wasn’t sure what that meant, but after several more “Amen, Pharaohs” he finally concluded his very lengthy sermon.
After the service concluded and the congregation had left, the visiting minister turned to his host and asked, “What exactly did you mean when you said “Amen, Pharaoh?”
His host replied, “I was telling you to let my people go!”
Wayne was returning home from a business trip, bags in hand, and slowly making his way to his vehicle in the crowded airport garage. Suddenly a large dark car screeched to a stop in front of Wayne, and the driver pointed menacingly at him. “Get in,” the driver ordered. “I’ll take you to your car.”
Startled, Wayne took a step backward. “Ah…no thanks,” he answered. “I can get there myself.”
“No!” the man barked back as he threw open his passenger side door. “Get in!”
Wayne’s eyes now darted around the garage, hoping to find a security guard.
Just then, the driver’s face softened. “Please,” he said, “I’ve been driving up and down for two hours. I can’t find a space to park, and I want yours.”
As we look back over our lives, it is not too difficult to see that what we went through was for a purpose and helped to prepare us for some valuable work in life. Everything in our lives can help make us of some use in the world. Each person’s life is like the pattern of a mosaic. Each thing that happens to us is like one tiny stone in the mosaic, and each tiny stone fits into the perfected pattern of the mosaic of our life, which has been designed by God.
— Author Unknown